Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are set to launch at company’s Unpacked event on February 25. The smartphones are expected to be iterative updates to existing Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, and will bring major improvements to performance while design department will see minor tweaks.
Ahead of the official at MWC 2018 later this month, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have leaked in the form of official renders leaving little to the imagination. Now we have more details about the upcoming devices in the form of a leaked parts list. While previous leaks suggested that Galaxy S9 series will have larger batteries, the new leak suggests that Galaxy S9 will remain unchanged from its predecessor.
According to a listing by Union Repair, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with model numbers SM-G960 and SM-G965 respectively will pack a 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh battery. The online retailer has also listed a charging port flex cable for the Galaxy S9 duo. The battery capacities mentioned in the listing shows that the upcoming flagship devices from the South Korean company will have exactly the same battery capacity as their predecessors.
If this new leak turns out to be accurate then consumers should hope for a battery life similar to that of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ or minor improvement driven by new efficient 10nm processor design powering the devices and some software tweaks that Samsung could introduce as part of its software package. The new details about the battery capacity aligns with a listing of Galaxy S9 by a Brazilian telecom operator, which also suggested a 3,000mAh battery.
Based on the leaks so far, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to feature the same 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED displays like their predecessors, but the major improvement will come in the hardware department. The smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US and China while rest of the world will get models powered by Exynos 9810 chipset. The new chipset based on second-generation 10nm architecture will lead to efficient performance and improved battery life.
As the invite clearly indicates, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also expected to bring new camera capabilities. The Galaxy S9 duo are expected to feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with variable aperture ranging from f/1.5 to f/2.4 as opposed to fixed f/1.7 aperture found on existing models. The Galaxy S9 is said to feature a single rear camera while Galaxy S9+ will get an additional sensor at the back which could be used as a telephoto lens like the Galaxy Note 8.
Other leaks suggest that Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will have a fingerprint sensor placed below the camera, and offer improved iris recognition system. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are also expected to be the most expensive Galaxy devices yet.